|The rash in Gambian sleeping sickness - Wellcome Library|
Professor F. Murgatroyd, formerly of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London, presents two case-histories of patients exhibiting the rash symptomatic of Gambian trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness. 1 segment.
Keywords: Trypanosomiasis, African; Tropical Medicine; Tropical diseases; Trypanosomiasis, African; Tropical Medicine; Tropical medicine. Medical
|Pinning mosquitoes - Wellcome Library|
The film shows how mosquitoes should be pinned, how to mount and label pinned insects for permanent display, and how to pack them for dispatch through the post. 1 segment.
Keywords: Culicidae; Tropical Medicine; Insects; Tropical diseases; Culicidae; Tropical Medicine; Tropical medicine
|Life history of a mosquito - Wellcome Library|
Life cycle of Aedes Aegypti. Microphotography of eggs. Larva, pupa and then adult mosquito emerging. Female and male breeding. 3 segments.
Keywords: Tropical Medicine; Culicidae; Insects; Tropical diseases; Tropical Medicine; Culicidae; Medical students
|The dissection of a mosquito for malaria parasite - Wellcome Library|
A detailed cinematographic record of the classic laboratory technique for dissecting a mosquito to detect malaria parasites. The film describes the oocyst and sporozoite phases of the life-cycle of the malaria parasite within the mosquito before demonstrating how the mosquito's salivary glands are pressed out and prepared for examination so that sporozoites can be identified, and the way in which the stomach is removed and the oocysts are detected...
Keywords: Malaria; Tropical Medicine; Dissection; Tropical diseases; Malaria; Malaria; Tropical Medicine; Dissection; Dissection; Medical
|The Zululand mystery - Wellcome Library|
A historical reconstruction of Dr. (later Sir) David Bruce's discovery in 1894 that trypanosome parasites were responsible both for a severe outbreak of cattle wasting disease (ngana) and for the 'fly disease' which was killing the horses of European big game hunters in Zululand. Both conditions were due to infection by trypanosomes transmitted from local game animals to cattle and horses by the bite of the tsetse fly...
Keywords: Trypanosomiasis, African; Tropical Medicine; Tsetse Flies; Tropical diseases; Medical sciences; Trypanosomiasis, African; Tropical Medicine; Tsetse Flies; Tropical medicine
|The sleep of death - Wellcome Library|
A lavish historical dramatisation of some of the key figures and events involved in the discovery of the cause of African sleeping sickness around the turn of the century, as seen through the eyes of Sir Patrick Manson (1844-1922), founder of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Dr. Louis Sambon (1865-1931). The film includes material from both 'The Gambian Case' and 'Entebbe Encounter' and was awarded a silver medal at the New York International Film and TV Festival in 1990...
Keywords: Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African; Gambia; Tropical diseases; Parasites; Medical sciences; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African; History of Medicine
|Entebbe encounter - Wellcome Library|
In 1901, an outbreak of sleeping sickness in Uganda rapidly assumed epidemic proportions. In the spring of 1902, the Royal Society sent a small scientific commission to Entebbe to investigate the cause of the disease. This film highlights the many scientific and professional problems which beset the commission's work, dramatically reconstructing the circumstances leading up to Dr. (later Sir) Aldo Castellani's (1877-1971) discovery of trypanosomes in the cerebrospinal fluid of sleeping sickness ...
Keywords: Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- etiology; Trypanosomiasis, African -- cerebrospinal fluid; Uganda; Tropical diseases; Parasites; Medical sciences; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- etiology; Trypanosomiasis, African -- cerebrospinal fluid; History of medicine
|On leprosy - Wellcome Library|
The Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, contains many rare and beautiful books, some of them very fragile. One of them, Om Spedalskhed (On Leprosy), by D.C. Danielssen and C.W. Boeck, published in Bergen, Norway, in 1847, contains a series of superb coloured plates of the clinical pathology of leprosy as seen in patients in the leper hospital, Bergen. This video presents a selection of these plates to demonstrate the potential of videotape for making rare and f...
Keywords: Tropical Medicine; Leprosy -- pathology; History of Medicine; Leprosy; Medical sciences; Leprosy; Infectious diseases; Tropical diseases; Tropical Medicine; Leprosy -- pathology; History of Medicine; Leprosy; History of medicine
|The swirling safeguard : a study of insecticidal fogging techniques - Wellcome Library|
Shows the principles and practice of insecticidal fogging in urban settings in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Partly filmed in Abu Dhabi and Sudan. 2 segments.
Keywords: Tropical Medicine; Parasitology; Insecticides; Pest Control; Tropical diseases; Medical sciences; Parasitology; Pest control; Pesticides; Tropical Medicine; Parasitology; Insecticides; Pest Control; Tropical medicine
|Tsetse fly control - Wellcome Library|
One way of reducing the menace of African trypanosomiasis to both man and animals is to control the tsetse fly vector. This video describes a number of experiments in the use of odour- baited targets and traps and of insect pheromones and hormones to kill or sterilize tsetse flies in various parts of eastern and southern Africa. Filmed at the former Tsetse Research Laboratories, Langford, Bristol and Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe...
Keywords: Trypanosomiasis, African -- prevention & control; Tropical Medicine; Tsetse Flies; Tropical diseases; Tsetse flies; Trypanosomiasis, African -- prevention & control; Tropical Medicine; Tsetse Flies; Tropical medicine
|Mosquitoes and malaria - Wellcome Library|
This video demonstrates both the classical dissection technique (demonstrated here by Mr. P.G. Shute and Dr. R.S. Bray in Wellcome-made archive film from 1953) and the modern enzyme-linked immunosorbent method (ELISA) for detecting malaria sporozoites and oocysts in female Anopheles mosquitoes. Although modern immunological techniques are more rapid and efficient, dissection under the microscope is still important in areas where modern methods are not readily available...
Keywords: Malaria; Plasmodium -- isolation & purification; Culicidae; Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay; Medical sciences; Malaria; Infectious diseases; Tropical diseases; Malaria; Plasmodium -- isolation & purification; Culicidae; Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay; Tropical medicine
|Schistosomiasis - Wellcome Library|
An estimated 200 million people and many more domestic animals throughout the tropical and sub-tropical world suffer from the parasitic disease schistosomiasis (also known as bilharzia), while more than 400 million others are at risk of infection. With the aid of cinemicrography, electron micrographs and graphics, this video gives a highly detailed account of each stage in the life-cycle of 'Schistosoma mansoni', one of the five principal species of schistosome and shows how certain characterist...
Keywords: Schistosomicides; Schistosoma mansoni; Schistosomiasis -- prevention & control; Tropical Medicine; Parasites; Tropical diseases; Infectious diseases; Medical sciences; Schistosomicides; Schistosoma mansoni; Schistosomiasis -- prevention & control; Tropical Medicine; Parasites; Tropical medicine